7000 & Growing strong!!!


We are now up to 7,000 members/friends in our “SHARING FOOD WITH SHIVAAY DELIGHTS” food group over on Facebook

I am trying to get round to as many bloggers as possible and personally invite them to post their links of amazing baking treats and vegetarian dishes and recipes I see everyday here on WordPress.

If you wish to join please add yourself here @ https://m.facebook.com/groups/1433687623575418?ref=bookmark

With over 7000 new foodie friends I’m sure you will pick up some more lovely visitors to your individual blogs.  They will be able to see all the delightful food that I am privileged to view on a daily basis. It’s also another platform to share your food blog on!

You need to be on Facebook to join.  Please add yourself and your own family and friends.  I will join you all as soon as!

See you there too friends! Much love, D x

Chewy Ginger Stem Cookies


My nearly 4 year old has a really bad cold so I thought the best remedy would be to give him some ginger! So ginger went into his lentil dal and ginger went into the delicious yummy sweet ginger stem cookies.

I adapted the recipe from Ina, The Barefoot Contessa and decided to warm things up with some mixed spice. The gentle heat of the spice along with the sweetness of the maple syrup makes for a delightful combination. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. An awesome treat any day of the week but even more so when you’re unwell!

I hope you enjoy these, have a gorgeous day! Much love, D x



2½ cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp mixed spice
¼ tsp salt
½ tsp ground ginger
1 cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup sunflower/vegetable oil
¼ cup maple syrup/honey
1 large egg
1 cup crystallized ginger
Sugar for rolling cookies
Oil to roll


Preheat oven to 180°c and line 2 baking trays with some grease proof paper

Sift all the dry ingredients together and set aside


In a mixer on a medium speed, whizz the brown sugar, oil and maple syrup for 5 minutes


Add the egg and reduce the speed to low, mix for 1 minute

Slowly add the dry flour mixture into the mixer. This in turn should form a sticky soft pliable cookie dough. You may need to throw in a bit more flour, also stir in thr crystallized ginger


Grease the palm of your hands with a little oil, take a tbsp of cookie dough. Roll into a ball and then pat down to flatten into a 4-5 cm disk



Place in the oven for 13 minutes and remove to cool on a wiring rack

Repeat for the rest of the dough. The cookies will get crunchier as they cool down but will remain chewy inside


Come Join Me….


ShivaayDelights.com is on PINTEREST…I have been on it for a few years now, but i’ve just retitled as ShivaayDelights.com.  It’s a great place to connect and find lots of information and most importantly yummy recipes. 

I didn’t realise how many pins I had accumulated so far until Elaine @ Foodbod messaged me and said that I have 3.7k pins!! Wow! I was amazed but as you can see it is highly addictive this pinning and you’ll get to know me even more!… Now that’s a bonus! Lol 😉

Come have a look and follow me on Pinterest…Shivaaydelights.com
I will be pinning a lot of  your WordPress blog recipes and posts too as I always have and am dedicating a board to it too very soon!

Join Pinterest if you haven’t done so and come follow Shivaay Delights… I can’t wait to connect there too and follow you back!
Much Love D x